Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Speakeasy Now Available Worldwide

Veronika Carnaby is proud to announce the official release of her novel,  The Speakeasy, available for purchase on Amazon, and Kindle. To order your copy of The Speakeasy today, please follow the respective links.

Don't miss out on Carnaby's highly anticipated action-packed novel, in which she returns to the era drowned in the shadow of the Great Depression and dominated by outlaws wreaking havoc against a dry society. The story introduces long-lost pals, Norman Delaney and Henry Berrings, who attempt to rekindle their friendship and repair their broken lives by unveiling a saloon in the heart of 1930s New York City. Met with sin, crime, desperation, and betrayal, their efforts test the limits of morality and piece together a story of endurance in the face of struggle.

The book sees Carnaby continuing in the trace of historical fiction, but adds elements different to that of her debut novel, Bohemia.  "The forthcoming book will offer readers quite a different story and style from that of my last book," the author expressed in a recent statement. "While history remains a prevalent component, it also falls under the action/adventure and crime genres, making for what I hope to be a powerful and exhilarating story for readers."

The Speakeasy will be available for purchase worldwide on Amazon and in select bookstores. 

About the author: American author and poet, Veronika Carnaby, possesses a vintage charm that transcends well into her written works. Recognized for her Beat-style prose, her pieces have garnered international recognition after appearing in such publications and functions as The Ed Sullivan Show blog, SESAC Magazine, SXSW, Dan’s Papers Literary Journal, and the SESAC New York Music Awards, among others. Her debut novel, Bohemia, was published in 2012 to positive reception worldwide. Whether penning poems, short stories, or novels, Carnaby infuses her writing with a poignancy and passion for the written word.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Speakeasy Featured on Waiting on Wednesday

The Speakeasy, Veronika Carnaby's forthcoming novel to be released on June 23rd of this year, was recently featured on Waiting on Wednesday. As per their description, “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Hosted by Breaking the Spine."
"The book sees Carnaby continuing in the trace of historical fiction, but adds elements different to that of her debut novel, Bohemia."

Read the full feature HERE to learn more on the novel's background, hear the author's take on its genre, and see one of the official cover designs, illustrated by Silvia K. Tacheva-Grigorova.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Exclusive Excerpt From The Speakeasy Released

Read an exclusive excerpt from The Speakeasy below.
     "The following afternoon, he set off to return to the meat market in search of Henry. Just as he suspected, he found the environment identical to that of the previous day. The newsstand vendor resumed his position on the corner of Gansevoort, the gamins returned to pilfering whatever they could from the pockets of the unsuspecting, and the sun once more toasted them from above. Henry leaned on the street sign and peeled a grape with a pocket knife as he watched the congregation of mice clash over the sliver of cheese placed atop the trap. He had temporarily halted his sidewalk paving duties to watch the scene unfold with attention so undivided, he failed to notice Norman beside him.
     With the intentions of startling him, Norman leaned close to Henry’s ear from behind.
     “Scaling out your next victim?”
     Henry nearly paralyzed in shock.
     “You bedeviling man,” he exclaimed and shook his hand once regaining composure. “Don’t you see I’m operating a knife here?”
     “Pipe down, princess,” Norman walked over to lean on the other side of the sign. He crisscrossed his legs like his pal.
     “As a matter of fact, I was looking for you,” Henry continued. “I must say, I’m relieved to see you still breathing after yesterday’s fiasco. You better take your spot quick before you’re squeezed out again. Do you see those fellas we ran into yesterday?”
     “No, I don’t.”
     “That’s probably because they’re in the money spot, pal. Your money spot.”
     “Hey, what’s it to you? It’s my rear end on the line, not yours. Besides, I came here to discuss other, more important matters.”
     “I’m listening,” he popped the skinned white grape in his mouth.
     “How’d you sleep last night?”
     “Mmm, let’s just say that this grape was today’s breakfast and last night’s lunch and dinner.”
     His exhausted face revealed a puzzled expression while Norman pulled him to a secluded part of the street.
     “Listen closely. I think there’s a fine reason for us running into each other again after so many years. And I finally realized what it is.” He carried on with a hush. “You lost your place at the tracks just yesterday and already your belt’s lookin’ tighter and tighter. How would you feel if I told you that a different way of life was possible? That you don’t have to watch these grown men act like toddlers morning after morning? What if---you had enough grapes to stuff your belly and enough cash to stuff your pockets? A warm place? How about that?”
     “What did you have in mind?”
     “Henry?” he looked him square in the eye. “What’s say we open up a speakeasy? Both of us. Together.” Henry shook his head, threw both arms in the air, and stepped back in immediate disagreement. “The most lucrative business of all! Forget your tracks, this’ll reap us thrice that fortune. Cause I’m tellin’ you, this chunk of change won’t last us but three days. What do you say? Huh? With your construction skills and my business hand, we can’t go wrong.”'

The Speakeasy is released on June 23, 2013 and will be available for purchase worldwide via, Kindle, and in select bookstores. Click HERE to read more about the novel.

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